Recipe courtesy of food52 — SERVES ABOUT 2 QUARTS
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup lightly packed fresh mint leaves, washed with stems removed
- 1 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
- club soda
Make mint simple syrup by combining sugar, water, and mint in a saucepan and bringing it to a boil then immediately allowing it to simmer for 2 minutes.
Remove from heat and allow to cool completely. Strain the leaves.
To assemble the limeade, add about 1 ounce each of the simple syrup and lime juice in a tall glass filled with ice. Top with about 6 ounces of club soda. Stir. Garnish with fresh mint or a lime wedge.
(POD modification: add rum, gin, or vodka. Now that’s a treat.)